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First hands-on with the Creator CI20 microcomputer
When we introduced Creator CI20 two weeks ago in London, we had several demonstrations on display showing the full capabilities of the board in terms of performance and power consumption.

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rxvt is a colour vt102 terminal emulator intended as an xterm(1) replacement for users who do not require features such as Tektronix 4014 emulation and toolkit-style configurability. As a result, rxvt uses much less swap space.


  • 360-FAAR
    360-FAAR (Firewall Analysis Audit and Repair) is an offline, command line, perl policy manipulation tool to filter, compare to logs, merge, translate and output firewall commands for new policies, in checkpoint dbedit or screenos commands, and its one file!
  • acolor
    acolor (Ada/ANSI color) is a simple Ada program that makes it easy to color and format output from shell scripts.
  • Admon
    Admon is a Perl script that can be used to check file system running status.
  • appctl
    Appctl is a framework for virtually any server software. It provides a central script called "ctl" which allows you to start, stop, restart, maintain, or query the current status of an application. It is meant as a completely generic replacement for application-specific startup/stop scripts. The project also supplies generic monitoring scripts for clusters, which can dramatically decrease clustering costs.
  • Appointment
    Appointment is a perl script which can be used from procmail to parse Outlook appointment requests/cancellations and put them in your T-Mobile Sidekick / Danger Hiptop Calendar.
  • apt-imagen
    apt-imagen is a script used to install .deb packages on a machine (host1) with a slow or no Internet connection, through a second machine, using an image of the state of the packages system on host1.
  • apteryx
    apteryx is a shell script that acts as a simple wrapper for the commands apt-cache search and apt-get install that are used in the GNU/Linux distribution Debian to search for and install new packages.
  • Archive sort
    Archive sort is a script that sorts directories into manageable 4.4GB directories for the purpose of archiving onto DVDs. It is useful if you have several tens or hundreds of GBs of data to archive. It can also be configured to sort into 700MB directories for archiving onto CDs.
  • argparse
    argparse is a tool for parsing command line options within a shellscript.
  • auto-autofs
    generates an automounter map by scanning the proc-directory
  • Auto-Update
    AutoUpdate is a Perl script which performs a task similar to RedHat's up2date or autorpm. It can be used to automatically download and upgrade rpms from different (s)ftp or http(s) sites. Moreover, it can also be used to keep a server with a customized (RedHat) distribution plus all clients up to date.
  • autochroot
    autochroot is a Perl script that simplifies the process of entering a chroot jail in Linux.
  • Automatic OSS License Extraction
    Automatic OSS License Extraction recursively scans a list of files and directories for program files, and attempts to automatically extract license and copyright information from them.
  • awk address collection
    a collection of some scripts to extract information from a loosely formatted address file
  • Azulejo
    Azulejo offers easier window tilling for gnome and other non tilling DEs.
  • Bash Startup Library
    Bash Startup Library replaces your .bashrc and .bash_profile and simplifies the setting up of the environment on any bash-capable system.
  • BDAY
    BDAY is a set of perl scripts intended to remind you of upcoming birthdays.BDAY sets up a small
  • Bloat
    Bloat is a Perl script which analyses an archive's filename and extracts it using a suitable extractor.
  • is designed to lock a display or terminal once a Bluetooth device (like a cell phone) is out of range. The script queries the RSSI (signal strength) of a Bluetooth device. Once the RSSI passes above a certain threshold a timer is started, and once the timer expires a locking program is run.
  • boot-dvd
    boot-dvd is a script that can be used to download and unpack multiple Linux installation ISO files, which then are converted to a single DVD ISO.
  • catscan
    a simple Perl script that decodes output from the Digital Convergence CueCat Barcode Scanner
  • cdu
    cdu (for Color du) is a perl script which call du and display a pretty histogram with optional colors which allow to imediatly see the directories which take disk space.
  • checkbashisms
    checkbashisms performs basic checks on shell scripts for the presence of non portable syntax.
  • Chruppy Info Center
    Chruppy Info Center is a script written in Python that with help of root-tail displays detailed system information on the desktop.
  • Colourshell is a simple Bash shell script that colours your shell interaction, changing colour for each command.
  • copher
    copher is a script that submits file releases to a project hosted on SourceForge, including adding a new release, uploading and adding files, and editing an existing release.
  • Darius Tools
    Darius Tools is a collection of miscellaneous scripts which are useful for a variety of purposes and include scripts for mass conversion of WAV files to Ogg files and Ogg files to WAV files, for converting LaTeX to PostScript and viewing the output in ggv, for creating image thumbnails, for converting from the Euro to another currency, for automated updating via FTP and for removing backups recursively.
  • dd_rhelp
    dd_rhelp allows users to retrieve, quickly and easily, recoverable data from any device with bad sectors. It will copy it using dd_rescue in all the appropriate ways (reverse copy, setting start and stop offset accordingly to previously rescued data) to recover the maximum data possible before spending time on bad sectors. It is straightforward to use, supports ctrl-c at anytime, can resume a job (or standalone dd_rescue job) by parsing the dd_rescue logs, and displays a nice ASCII bar showing rescue progress.
  • ddmirror
    another script to mirror a Debian distribution based on Python, wget, and curses
  • deb-install
    a shell script, that works on top of the package management tools provided by the debian project. The goal is to create one command that installs any package into your system, or provides information about any package, without the user having to know all the different tools there are
  • detox
    a utility designed to clean up filenames. It replaces non-standard characters, such as spaces, with standard equivalents
  • dm-scripts
    An archive of various shell scripts that can be especially useful to system administrators and webmasters. They need the Bash shell and standard GNU commands, both of which are installed on any Linux system. Each script has an -h flag for usage explanation. All scripts can be downloaded in a compressed tar archive.
  • Dotkit
    Dotkit is a set of shell scripts, small "package" files (dotkits), and an organizing plan to help you set up, modify, maintain, and understand a working Unix environment, for one person or for an entire site.
  • dpkg-du
    dpkg-du is a script to produce a dump of the installed size of Debian packages in du format. This is to enable ease of reuse with pre-existing scripts administrators may have to deal with 'du' format lists.
  • emv
    emv is a tool for mass-renaming files with a text editor. It can perform two pass renaming, link creation, file list splitting, and link target editing. emv logs its actions as shell-script-style mv commands in case you want to undo them.
  • ER to SQL converter
    er2sql is a script which converts an ER (Entity-Relationship) diagram, created by dia, to SQL statements.
  • ev_bell
    can call external programs when the linux kernel generates a simple sound event like the bell signal from the console
  • is a Perl script that extracts URLs from either correctly-encoded MIME email messages or from plain text.
  • fetchconfig
    fetchconfig is a Perl script for retrieving configuration of multiple devices. Cisco IOS devices are currently supported. The tool has been tested under Linux and Windows.
  • findview
    This is a simple bash script that will save the results of a "find" file search as a directory. It supports all the same search criteria as the find command.
  • Frams' Shell Tools
    Frams' Shell Tools is a big collection of various (mostly Perl) scripts to make Unix everyday life at the command line interface more comfortable. They have grown in the author's last 20 years as a Unix user, programmer, and administrator. Some examples are: clp (Command Line Perl: a Perl "shell"), fpg (Frams' Perl grep: a grep with full Perl support), zz (generic clipboard), and nvt (Network Virtual Terminal: a better telnet for scripting).
  • ftsh
    The Fault-Tolerant Shell (ftsh) is a small language for system integration that makes failures a first class concept. Ftsh aims to combine the ease of scripting with very precise error semantics. It is especially useful in building distributed systems, where failures are common, making timeouts, retry, and alternation necessary techniques.
  • futil
    futil is a set of handy Linux utility scripts. These scripts can mount a remote Windows share, push your ssh public key to clients, display processes associated with a pty, tunnel a VNC or RDC session through a remote gateway via ssh, and more.
  • genpuppet
    genpuppet is a script to automatically generate a puppet manifest based on a series of user inputs.
  • Getopt
    Getopt is a program to help shell scripts parse command-line parameters.
  • GNU RottLog
    a powerful BASH script to archive/rotate system logs. It have almost all features of RedHat, SuSE and Debian logrotate, adding many other
  • is a Python script to convert the output from profilers such as gprof, oprofile, or Python profilers into a dot graph.
  • is a much-modified fork of tcgrep. It understands context, matching from the start or end of a file (with a line count or byte count), and features size limits and highlighting.
  • GrokEVT
    GrokEVT is a collection of scripts for reading Windows event log files on Unix. The scripts work together on one or more mounted Windows partitions to extract all information needed (registry entries, message templates, and log files) to convert the logs to a human-readable format.

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